Date   
Re: Season's greetings

Arlene
 

Hi, have a wonderful Christmas to you all.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 21, 2019 2:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

 

Hi, Clyve,

 

Seasons greetings. May you get what you wish for and more.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

On 12/21/2019 2:28 PM, Clive Pallett wrote:

Hello everyone,

 

May I take this opportunity to wish all on the list the very best for the holiday season, however you celebrate it.  May all your presents be useful and accessible.

 

Best wishes,

 

Clive Pallett

 

 

 

Re: OCR WITH NVDA

John Isige
 

Sometimes it just doesn't recognize anything. I don't just mean it works
for some things and not others. I mean I've run it sometimes and gotten
text, and then run it again on the same thing and have gotten no text
whatsoever. I thought it was mostly in Facebook with memes so I didn't
care too much, but it happens in programs too. I thought I'd gotten it
working on FB by running with addons disabled, it worked, and then
worked for a while when I reenabled everything. But I think that's
stopped. This is on multiple machines BTW.

On 12/21/2019 17:49, Rui Fontes wrote:

Read the recognized text as if you were in NotePad...

When you want to click in anything you think is a control, press
SpaceBar...


Rui Fontes


Às 17:50 de 21/12/2019, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io escreveu:

windows     10 with NVDA
how to use OCR
i pressed nvda key and r and i got recognising
thats all
what happen next
thanks
kerryn

Re: OCR WITH NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Read the recognized text as if you were in NotePad...

When you want to click in anything you think is a control, press SpaceBar...


Rui Fontes


Às 17:50 de 21/12/2019, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io escreveu:


windows     10 with NVDA
 
how to use OCR
i pressed nvda key and r and i got recognising
thats all
 
what happen next
 
thanks
 
kerryn
 

Re: Season's greetings

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Clyve,


Seasons greetings. May you get what you wish for and more.


Rosemarie



On 12/21/2019 2:28 PM, Clive Pallett wrote:
Hello everyone,
 
May I take this opportunity to wish all on the list the very best for the holiday season, however you celebrate it.  May all your presents be useful and accessible.
 
Best wishes,
 
Clive Pallett
 
 

Season's greetings

Clive Pallett
 

Hello everyone,
 
May I take this opportunity to wish all on the list the very best for the holiday season, however you celebrate it.  May all your presents be useful and accessible.
 
Best wishes,
 
Clive Pallett
 
 

Re: Drag and Drop Ishue

Luke Davis
 

This is a week old, but nobody answered. So...

What are you trying to drag and drop?

Sometimes there is another way.

Luke

On Sat, 14 Dec 2019, Bruno Aníbal Prieto González wrote:

Hello!
Is there a way to drag and drop with NVDA without using the mouse?
In theory, keeping the left click with the NVDA command and releasing
it in another mouse position should work, but that doesn't happen. The
only way I found to fix this is to hold down the physical mouse click
while with the other hand I move the object browser and synchronize it
with the mouse pointer.
Before I used a drag-and-drop addon but with NVDA 2019.3 it is no
longer compatible.

I remain attentive if you know anything, greetings and thank you very
much beforehand


--
Luke Davis
Moderator: the new NVDA Help mailing list! (https://groups.io/g/NVDAHelp)
Author: Debug Helper NVDA add-on (https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/debugHelper.en.html)

addons

Cecelia Rodriguez <cessbraille@...>
 

Are there any addons that allow NVDA to read text that is highlighted in a certain color?                  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: OCR WITH NVDA

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi kerryn


If it is the one that is part of windows 10 and nvda make sure it is in focus the item you want. then it is a matter of just useing the arrow keys to see what it says.


Gene nz


On 22/12/2019 6:50 am, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:
windows     10 with NVDA
 
how to use OCR
i pressed nvda key and r and i got recognising
thats all
 
what happen next
 
thanks
 
kerryn
 

Re: Setting Up New All-In-One Computer with Win10, Acer Brand

 

As a separate note, I would like anyone who wishes to extend this conversation further to take it to the NVDA Chat Subgroup and/or consider asking on the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group.  It's really not about NVDA in any meaningful way, as there's nothing distinctive about installing NVDA on Windows 10 versus 8.1 or 7.  You simply fetch the installer for the version you wish to install and run it.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 

Re: Setting Up New All-In-One Computer with Win10, Acer Brand

 

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 02:49 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Firstly you will need to navigate a website the  acer site with your model and serial, to get all the driver and programs you want.

You will then have to download the windows media creation tool, run it, follow the instructions to make a bootable usb stick.
The style of computer has little to no bearing on the vast majority of setup of Windows 10.

If this is a brand new computer with Windows 10 shipped with it there is no reason to need to go to the Acer support pages for drivers as the manufacturer drivers will already be installed.  One very seldom needs to do this at all these days, as most OEMs have gotten much better about supplying Microsoft with their drivers for inclusion in The Great Microsoft Driver Library in the Cloud that's used by Win10 to get drivers.  There is a rare exception, but I never go to get drivers in advance anymore.  If you have a non-functional or flaky device, then you can go to get the OEM driver if needed.

It is generally a bad idea to take a brand new machine with Windows 10 installed by the OEM and do a completely clean Windows 10 reinstall "just because."  There are rare times where that may need to be done, but it's just as easy to remove bloatware that might come with the machine, or just ignore it, than it is to do a completely clean reinstall on a machine with an already fresh Windows 10 instance running on it.  If the instance is stale from sitting on the shelf, well, Windows Update will take care of that in short order.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 

Setting Up New All-In-One Computer with Win10, Acer Brand

David Russell
 

Hello NVDA Members,

I first want to express thanks to NV Everiss for taking the time to
send me an admittedly rough guide to ensure windows 10 gets installed
on my newly purchased all-in-one computer.

I have a couple concerns that relate to this topic and NVDA that may
also be of concern to others in a similar situation:
"I found a 2016 article at Accessibility Central, discouraging then
the download of windows 2010 and reasons given. Since this comes with
the Narrator Screen Reader, am I obligated to use it for setting up
windows on any computer as a blind person?

- Since Narrator is the built-in screen reading program, will the
installation of Win10 work if I follow the steps from
support.microsoft.com

According to them one can install windows by using Narrator.

Note: I did purchase a product key for MS Office, and though yet to
open the box, assume a product key comes with the windows 10 on this
Acer PC.

- If I have to do much more to ensure proper install of windows and MS
Office, than finding an outside vendor may be wise.

- The final issue is if I want NVDA, can I uninstall Narrator and make
NVDA the primary screen reader, once all is installed?

Thanks once again!
Sincerely,
--
David Russell
david.sonofhashem@...

OCR WITH NVDA

Kerryn Gunness
 


windows     10 with NVDA
 
how to use OCR
i pressed nvda key and r and i got recognising
thats all
 
what happen next
 
thanks
 
kerryn
 

Re: Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi,

Part of this has to do with apps – some add-ons were created at a time when apps weren’t accessible, or if they were, not accessible as in today (TeamTalk features, for example). Once an app becomes accessible with NVDA and other screen readers, it becomes unnecessary to keep an add-on around (or if an add-on for an app was integrated into NVDA, it is considered for removal as in Skype 7 support).
The other issue is priorities. There are more important work that NVDA is requested to do, such as improved access to Office applications, keeping up with Python changes, supporting new web browsers, and so on. Sometimes due to this, some would-be NVDA features are created as an add-on to gauge community feedback before integrated into NVDA (Focus Highlight is a good example).

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:29 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hello josseph lee.
,
I am regular user of NVDA. One question always arises in my mind that why separate add ons required for some tasks?  Why are you not adding add ons features directly to stable versions of NVDA?

I would like to know reason.

Thanks
Ramesh

 

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 11:42 PM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

In case you are wondering when you should upgrade to NVDA 2019.3 add-ons: for users, I advise doing so when 2019.3 is released; for developers amongst us, at your earliest convenience.

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 10:06 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi all,

 

Before I close my “shop” i.e. add-on development for 2019 (apart from compatibility list), one last announcement on add-on releases in 2020 and beyond:

 

Starting on January 1, 2020 (or a few hours before), NVDA 2019.3 optimized add-ons from me will be released to stable channel. This will be done in waves, starting and ending with Add-on Updater.

 

Release waves:

 

  1. A few hours prior to new year: Add-on Updater and Virtual Review (Virtual Review is leaving my nest i.e. handing it over to the community then).
  2. January 1, 2020: Resource Monitor, StationPlaylist, Windows 10 App Essentials.
  3. January 3, 2020: Easy Table Navigator, Golden Cursor, ObjPad, SystrayList (all of these are leaving my nest then).
  4. January 6, 2020: Control Usage Assistant, Enhanced Touch Gestures, GoldWave, Object Location Tones
  5. Seven days after NVDA 2019.3 stable version is released: Add-on updater requiring NVDA 2019.3

 

For some add-ons, download links for old releases will be made available until March 1, 2020 (no extensions after that). For add-ons leaving my nest, the dates listed above will be the day when last versions from me will be released (and for developers, no more commits from me regarding code for these add-ons after that; I’ll provide repository links when the final releases happen).

 

A few important notes:

 

  1. If you are using Add-on Updater: after installing the next version (mandatory), you’ll see a pop-up message telling you that some add-ons may not be compatible with upcoming NVDA 2019.3. You’ll be advised to contact add-on authors (you can view contact info for authors by opening Add-ons Manager and looking at “author” column for concerned add-ons). A button will be shown that’ll open a page in community add-ons site listing latest compatibility list.
  2. If you are using Add-on Updater to check for add-on updates: once 2019.3 add-ons come out and you are using 2019.2.1 or earlier, Add-on Updater will refuse to install new releases. This is actually a good thing in that concerned add-ons are ready for 2019.3 or later. The converse is not true: you have 2019.3 yet the updated add-on does not advertise support for 2019.3, that’s a bad thing and you SHOULD contact authors about it (and Add-on Updater will still refuse to install the updates concerned). This applies to almost all add-ons, including Add-on Updater itself (exceptions include Enhanced Aria, Focus Highlight, and Screen Curtain, all of which have their add-on features included in NVDA 2019.3).
  3. After installing 2019.3 optimized add-ons, you cannot go back. This is especially the case for add-ons that are now powered by Python 3 such as StationPlaylist.
  4. Various add-on entries on community add-ons website will start showing “NVDA 2019.3 and beyond” message in compatibility statement after Christmas (they concern my add-ons). Some of them will show changelogs for upcoming releases, while others will add a new “download older releases” (or similarly named) link around the same time.
  5. At least for my add-ons, on March 1, 2020, Python 2 versions of my add-ons (or ones advertising support for older NVDA releases except Screen Curtain) will be removed from community add-ons website. This should give some of you time to archive old add-on installers. In case of Screen Curtain, it is now a legacy add-on.
  6. For Windows 10 App Essentials users: version 20.01.x is the last release to support Version 1809 (October 2018 Update).

 

Thanks. Early Merry Christmas and a happy New Year (or as many would say, “happy holidays”).

Cheers,

Joseph

Re: Add-on for marked-up texts

Luke Davis
 

Brian

That add-on was old. Very old. As in 2014 levels of old.

Its functionality had been long since absorbed into NVDA.

It is very hard to think of a reason to have preserved it.

Luke

On Sat, 21 Dec 2019, Brian Vogel wrote:

I don't know if the function did exist, but there was an MS-Word add-on that was recently removed from the add-ons page due to lack of ongoing maintenance
and incompatibility with upcoming releases of NVDA:Important community add-ons website update: Word add-on declared end of life, removed from add-ons
websiteI have said it before, and I'll say it again, it's one thing to remove these things from the "active and maintained" page, but there should be a
corresponding "obsolete archived" page they could be kept on.  There are lots of folks who are using older versions of NVDA or might just use an older
version with an older add-on for task specific activities.  It's not "rocket science" to know that things on an "obsolete and archived" page will not work
with current releases, and it's easy enough when moving stuff to such to note something like, "works with NVDA versions up to {insert last version number it
works with here}."  There is no active support for such add-ons or problems with them, either.--
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)
 
 
--
Luke Davis
Moderator: the new NVDA Help mailing list! (https://groups.io/g/NVDAHelp)
Author: Debug Helper NVDA add-on (https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/debugHelper.en.html)

Re: Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

Ramesh Patil
 

Hello josseph lee.
,
I am regular user of NVDA. One question always arises in my mind that why separate add ons required for some tasks?  Why are you not adding add ons features directly to stable versions of NVDA?

I would like to know reason.

Thanks
Ramesh


On Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 11:42 PM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

In case you are wondering when you should upgrade to NVDA 2019.3 add-ons: for users, I advise doing so when 2019.3 is released; for developers amongst us, at your earliest convenience.

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 10:06 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi all,

 

Before I close my “shop” i.e. add-on development for 2019 (apart from compatibility list), one last announcement on add-on releases in 2020 and beyond:

 

Starting on January 1, 2020 (or a few hours before), NVDA 2019.3 optimized add-ons from me will be released to stable channel. This will be done in waves, starting and ending with Add-on Updater.

 

Release waves:

 

  1. A few hours prior to new year: Add-on Updater and Virtual Review (Virtual Review is leaving my nest i.e. handing it over to the community then).
  2. January 1, 2020: Resource Monitor, StationPlaylist, Windows 10 App Essentials.
  3. January 3, 2020: Easy Table Navigator, Golden Cursor, ObjPad, SystrayList (all of these are leaving my nest then).
  4. January 6, 2020: Control Usage Assistant, Enhanced Touch Gestures, GoldWave, Object Location Tones
  5. Seven days after NVDA 2019.3 stable version is released: Add-on updater requiring NVDA 2019.3

 

For some add-ons, download links for old releases will be made available until March 1, 2020 (no extensions after that). For add-ons leaving my nest, the dates listed above will be the day when last versions from me will be released (and for developers, no more commits from me regarding code for these add-ons after that; I’ll provide repository links when the final releases happen).

 

A few important notes:

 

  1. If you are using Add-on Updater: after installing the next version (mandatory), you’ll see a pop-up message telling you that some add-ons may not be compatible with upcoming NVDA 2019.3. You’ll be advised to contact add-on authors (you can view contact info for authors by opening Add-ons Manager and looking at “author” column for concerned add-ons). A button will be shown that’ll open a page in community add-ons site listing latest compatibility list.
  2. If you are using Add-on Updater to check for add-on updates: once 2019.3 add-ons come out and you are using 2019.2.1 or earlier, Add-on Updater will refuse to install new releases. This is actually a good thing in that concerned add-ons are ready for 2019.3 or later. The converse is not true: you have 2019.3 yet the updated add-on does not advertise support for 2019.3, that’s a bad thing and you SHOULD contact authors about it (and Add-on Updater will still refuse to install the updates concerned). This applies to almost all add-ons, including Add-on Updater itself (exceptions include Enhanced Aria, Focus Highlight, and Screen Curtain, all of which have their add-on features included in NVDA 2019.3).
  3. After installing 2019.3 optimized add-ons, you cannot go back. This is especially the case for add-ons that are now powered by Python 3 such as StationPlaylist.
  4. Various add-on entries on community add-ons website will start showing “NVDA 2019.3 and beyond” message in compatibility statement after Christmas (they concern my add-ons). Some of them will show changelogs for upcoming releases, while others will add a new “download older releases” (or similarly named) link around the same time.
  5. At least for my add-ons, on March 1, 2020, Python 2 versions of my add-ons (or ones advertising support for older NVDA releases except Screen Curtain) will be removed from community add-ons website. This should give some of you time to archive old add-on installers. In case of Screen Curtain, it is now a legacy add-on.
  6. For Windows 10 App Essentials users: version 20.01.x is the last release to support Version 1809 (October 2018 Update).

 

Thanks. Early Merry Christmas and a happy New Year (or as many would say, “happy holidays”).

Cheers,

Joseph

Re: Add-on for marked-up texts

 

I don't know if the function did exist, but there was an MS-Word add-on that was recently removed from the add-ons page due to lack of ongoing maintenance and incompatibility with upcoming releases of NVDA:

Important community add-ons website update: Word add-on declared end of life, removed from add-ons website

I have said it before, and I'll say it again, it's one thing to remove these things from the "active and maintained" page, but there should be a corresponding "obsolete archived" page they could be kept on.  There are lots of folks who are using older versions of NVDA or might just use an older version with an older add-on for task specific activities.  It's not "rocket science" to know that things on an "obsolete and archived" page will not work with current releases, and it's easy enough when moving stuff to such to note something like, "works with NVDA versions up to {insert last version number it works with here}."  There is no active support for such add-ons or problems with them, either.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 

Re: Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi,

Can you write to me at nvda-spl+owner@groups.io so we can take care of it? Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 4:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Joseph, could you write me off list about the NVDA list you created for station playlist?

Wrightsiphone@...

 

 

******

character is found in how you treat people who cannot do anything for you!                                                                       

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 11:47 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi,

In case you are wondering when you should upgrade to NVDA 2019.3 add-ons: for users, I advise doing so when 2019.3 is released; for developers amongst us, at your earliest convenience.

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 10:06 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi all,

 

Before I close my “shop” i.e. add-on development for 2019 (apart from compatibility list), one last announcement on add-on releases in 2020 and beyond:

 

Starting on January 1, 2020 (or a few hours before), NVDA 2019.3 optimized add-ons from me will be released to stable channel. This will be done in waves, starting and ending with Add-on Updater.

 

Release waves:

 

  1. A few hours prior to new year: Add-on Updater and Virtual Review (Virtual Review is leaving my nest i.e. handing it over to the community then).
  2. January 1, 2020: Resource Monitor, StationPlaylist, Windows 10 App Essentials.
  3. January 3, 2020: Easy Table Navigator, Golden Cursor, ObjPad, SystrayList (all of these are leaving my nest then).
  4. January 6, 2020: Control Usage Assistant, Enhanced Touch Gestures, GoldWave, Object Location Tones
  5. Seven days after NVDA 2019.3 stable version is released: Add-on updater requiring NVDA 2019.3

 

For some add-ons, download links for old releases will be made available until March 1, 2020 (no extensions after that). For add-ons leaving my nest, the dates listed above will be the day when last versions from me will be released (and for developers, no more commits from me regarding code for these add-ons after that; I’ll provide repository links when the final releases happen).

 

A few important notes:

 

  1. If you are using Add-on Updater: after installing the next version (mandatory), you’ll see a pop-up message telling you that some add-ons may not be compatible with upcoming NVDA 2019.3. You’ll be advised to contact add-on authors (you can view contact info for authors by opening Add-ons Manager and looking at “author” column for concerned add-ons). A button will be shown that’ll open a page in community add-ons site listing latest compatibility list.
  2. If you are using Add-on Updater to check for add-on updates: once 2019.3 add-ons come out and you are using 2019.2.1 or earlier, Add-on Updater will refuse to install new releases. This is actually a good thing in that concerned add-ons are ready for 2019.3 or later. The converse is not true: you have 2019.3 yet the updated add-on does not advertise support for 2019.3, that’s a bad thing and you SHOULD contact authors about it (and Add-on Updater will still refuse to install the updates concerned). This applies to almost all add-ons, including Add-on Updater itself (exceptions include Enhanced Aria, Focus Highlight, and Screen Curtain, all of which have their add-on features included in NVDA 2019.3).
  3. After installing 2019.3 optimized add-ons, you cannot go back. This is especially the case for add-ons that are now powered by Python 3 such as StationPlaylist.
  4. Various add-on entries on community add-ons website will start showing “NVDA 2019.3 and beyond” message in compatibility statement after Christmas (they concern my add-ons). Some of them will show changelogs for upcoming releases, while others will add a new “download older releases” (or similarly named) link around the same time.
  5. At least for my add-ons, on March 1, 2020, Python 2 versions of my add-ons (or ones advertising support for older NVDA releases except Screen Curtain) will be removed from community add-ons website. This should give some of you time to archive old add-on installers. In case of Screen Curtain, it is now a legacy add-on.
  6. For Windows 10 App Essentials users: version 20.01.x is the last release to support Version 1809 (October 2018 Update).

 

Thanks. Early Merry Christmas and a happy New Year (or as many would say, “happy holidays”).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

Re: How to make Android studio accessible

Easwaran Chinraj
 

Re: Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Joseph, could you write me off list about the NVDA list you created for station playlist?

Wrightsiphone@...

 

 

******

character is found in how you treat people who cannot do anything for you!                                                                       

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 11:47 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi,

In case you are wondering when you should upgrade to NVDA 2019.3 add-ons: for users, I advise doing so when 2019.3 is released; for developers amongst us, at your earliest convenience.

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 10:06 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important release note: NVDA 2019.3 add-ons from Joseph Lee to hit the air in waves, starting January 1, 2020

 

Hi all,

 

Before I close my “shop” i.e. add-on development for 2019 (apart from compatibility list), one last announcement on add-on releases in 2020 and beyond:

 

Starting on January 1, 2020 (or a few hours before), NVDA 2019.3 optimized add-ons from me will be released to stable channel. This will be done in waves, starting and ending with Add-on Updater.

 

Release waves:

 

  1. A few hours prior to new year: Add-on Updater and Virtual Review (Virtual Review is leaving my nest i.e. handing it over to the community then).
  2. January 1, 2020: Resource Monitor, StationPlaylist, Windows 10 App Essentials.
  3. January 3, 2020: Easy Table Navigator, Golden Cursor, ObjPad, SystrayList (all of these are leaving my nest then).
  4. January 6, 2020: Control Usage Assistant, Enhanced Touch Gestures, GoldWave, Object Location Tones
  5. Seven days after NVDA 2019.3 stable version is released: Add-on updater requiring NVDA 2019.3

 

For some add-ons, download links for old releases will be made available until March 1, 2020 (no extensions after that). For add-ons leaving my nest, the dates listed above will be the day when last versions from me will be released (and for developers, no more commits from me regarding code for these add-ons after that; I’ll provide repository links when the final releases happen).

 

A few important notes:

 

  1. If you are using Add-on Updater: after installing the next version (mandatory), you’ll see a pop-up message telling you that some add-ons may not be compatible with upcoming NVDA 2019.3. You’ll be advised to contact add-on authors (you can view contact info for authors by opening Add-ons Manager and looking at “author” column for concerned add-ons). A button will be shown that’ll open a page in community add-ons site listing latest compatibility list.
  2. If you are using Add-on Updater to check for add-on updates: once 2019.3 add-ons come out and you are using 2019.2.1 or earlier, Add-on Updater will refuse to install new releases. This is actually a good thing in that concerned add-ons are ready for 2019.3 or later. The converse is not true: you have 2019.3 yet the updated add-on does not advertise support for 2019.3, that’s a bad thing and you SHOULD contact authors about it (and Add-on Updater will still refuse to install the updates concerned). This applies to almost all add-ons, including Add-on Updater itself (exceptions include Enhanced Aria, Focus Highlight, and Screen Curtain, all of which have their add-on features included in NVDA 2019.3).
  3. After installing 2019.3 optimized add-ons, you cannot go back. This is especially the case for add-ons that are now powered by Python 3 such as StationPlaylist.
  4. Various add-on entries on community add-ons website will start showing “NVDA 2019.3 and beyond” message in compatibility statement after Christmas (they concern my add-ons). Some of them will show changelogs for upcoming releases, while others will add a new “download older releases” (or similarly named) link around the same time.
  5. At least for my add-ons, on March 1, 2020, Python 2 versions of my add-ons (or ones advertising support for older NVDA releases except Screen Curtain) will be removed from community add-ons website. This should give some of you time to archive old add-on installers. In case of Screen Curtain, it is now a legacy add-on.
  6. For Windows 10 App Essentials users: version 20.01.x is the last release to support Version 1809 (October 2018 Update).

 

Thanks. Early Merry Christmas and a happy New Year (or as many would say, “happy holidays”).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

Nvda and Seamonkey

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Hello group,

I have in my computer a mail client Seamonkey portable.

If I receive a message with an attachment, Nvda doesn't says Attachment.

I do not know, how can I the Seamonkey set.

Could you please give me an advice?

Regards


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Jarek